The McBournie Minute: Man watching ‘Watchmen’ checks watch

Once again, fanboys, you have hyped the crap out of a movie and thus ruined it for me. I finally got to see Watchmen over the weekend. I’m not going to point fingers, but fans of the “novel” played it up to be the second coming. I was thoroughly entertained, even though the movie was slow as hell. That being said, it’s still just a comic book movie, and those can only be so good. I would rank this one somewhere between Iron Man and Daredevil. (It’s good for what it is, but it’s nothing transcendent.)

My main problem with the movie is that there is very little explained. Yes, fanboys, I know–that’s the point. But you know what? I’m not going back to spend another $20 and nearly three hours of my life to try to figure out some of the glaring plot holes.

Without giving away any of the plot points, let’s take a look at some of the issues I have. Continue reading The McBournie Minute: Man watching ‘Watchmen’ checks watch

Comedy writers prepare for June 8 Palin speech

Comedy writers ranging from The Daily Show to blogs like this and even your mom’s weekly “hee-mail” are cracking their knuckles, getting ready for a return to the good old days before economic reports and Jim Cramer.

For the first time since two weeks ago, Alaska Governor Sarah Palin will return to the public eye on June 8 as the keynote speaker at the annual Republican Senate-House Dinner. Writers are licking their chops, already backfiling graphics requests for Palin’s head photoshopped onto various scenes, like on an iceflow or at a klansmeeting.

In some cases, we’ve received reports of Web sites having already written their articles upon the AP news release. They figure Palin will rehash the latest GOP talking points, plus a few “alsos” and “such ases,” and the rest of their stories would only require minor edits from there.

We, here at SG, however, will just file our story now:

Sarah Palin Sarah Palin Sarah Palin Sarah Palin. Sarah Palin Sarah Palin. Sarah Palin Sarah Palin Sarah Palin Sarah Palin.

Sarah Palin.

Child porn is not like bubble gun for a class

A Kentucky man was arrested for allegedly convincing an 11-year-old Houston girl to send him naked photos using his PlayStation 3 console.



Anthony Scott Oshea of Somerset, Kentucky, was taken into custody by local authorities, charged with with three felony counts, including promotion of child pornography and online solicitation of a minor, after allegedly receiving naked photos of the young girl and then e-mailing them to people in at least five states, all through the PS3. Harris County Texas prosecutor Eric Devlin claims that Oshea “groomed” the girl over a period of time, befriending her and bothering her for photos until she finally relented. Houston authorities are hoping to bring Oshea to Texas to stand trial.

Pedophiles are not very clever, in case you haven’t noticed.

Watching TV from beyond the grave

Some think that death is the end of troubles (not to mention, one’s life). That sentiment is true only for the lucky. Unfortunately, Germany’s Adam Reis is not one of the lucky few.

Some of our nerdier readers may know Reis as a famous mathematician. For everyone else, he was a smart guy who died in 1559. However, that doesn’t mean a deadbeat like him and get out of paying his television bills. A club set up and Reis’ home in his honor received a bill demanding Reis pay for his television and radio usage.

One of the members of the club called the company to inform them that Reis had died over 400 years ago, so there was no way he had ever watched television, has it had not yet been invented. But like cable companies in the U.S., the ones in Germany seem not to care about silly matters like that. A bill reminder was sent to Reis a few days later.